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yemen being told to leave yemen immediately. and a trial opening in texas. celebrates an anniversary. how close did the mars rover come to finding life? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. a warning of an extremely high terrorism threat in yemen, and countries are removing their diplomatic staff. the warning to leave came after a suspected drone strike in yemen. those attacks are also fueling major tensions. heart of the yemen al qaeda territory, and coverage begins with a special report. heading into southern yemen. for years, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula have planned attacks from this part of the country. operationsbeen yemen on the ground, and american drone strikes from the air and repeated al qaeda counterattacks. this is an attack on siege. street, we can find little public support for al qaeda, but plenty of anger over the drones. who do you blame for the destruction of your town? >> he and his two children were outside a health clinic when they were hit by an american strike. they ran to the school and hid in the basemen
. they have sentenced the army psychologist to death for killing 13 people during a rampage in texas. 50 years after martin luther historicvered his speech, president obama stands on the same spot for the commemoration. >> no one can match his brilliance, but we are willing to take our first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. there appears to be a split over when and how to act against syria. the british government says it will wait for a report from inspectors, but the u.s. says action cannot be held up by intransigence. as the world waits to see what the u.s. and its allies will do, syrian neighbors are preparing for repercussions. >> in syria it self the u.n. weapons inspectors have been taking their first look at one of the areas where chemical weapons were supposedly used. senior british officials are .ure americans it is hard to think britain will not be involved, but the british government is desperate to avoid huge mistakes when a rack was invaded 10 years ago. was invaded 10 years ago. i do not k
as voting rights -- violations with what he's done with texas. isn't it? >> so the easy thing for the justice department to do is just be to sue over these measures and say court, you got to stop these. but i think they're going to go for the bigger game in north carolina, just as they have in texas. and what they're going to try to do is say we know the part of the voting rights act that was in effect since 1965 is gone. but what they're trying to do in texas, and what they're going to do in north carolina is say to a judge we still need to force under a different section of the voting rights act but still survive the supreme court decision, we need to require these states to still get approval because there is still discrimination going on. so i think in a couple of weeks, they'll follow the same line in north carolina. >> we saw a lot of outrage from groups. and some of the groups are threatening to sue and other things. but actually on the photo i.d., the public opinion for that is fairly high across the country. that if people ask, is it reasonable to show a piece of -- a
hasan at the start of his trial in an attack that killed 13 at fort hood, texas. we look at today's opening arguments and early testimony. >> ifill: the pentagon eased financial pain for its employees by cutting unpaid furlough from 11 days to six. ray suarez discusses the budget cuts and terror threats with deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> our effort to deal with the current budget situation, we believe, has to be driven by strategy. that is, a view of the future. terrorism is one of those things that's going to be around. >> warner: and more than 1.5 million people have fled the bloody syrian civil war. we have an on-the-ground report from the world's second largest refugee camp in jordan. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundat
of a spy flick. instead, a team of researchers from university of texas at austin had deliberately coerced the $80 million vessel from its track, without physically taking the helm. with the blessing of those aboard, professor todd humphrey's and his graduate students employed a technique called g.p.s. spoofing to effectively disorient the ship's positioning system. changes went undetected by alarms, and the autopilot system shifted the yacht to what it thought was the original course, not one selected by humphrey's team. the demonstration was the first to show g.p.s. spoofing could pose a real threat to the world's civilian maritime industry. and a year earlier, the texas research group showed the same danger also exists in the civilian aerospace sector. they successfully used their g.p.s. spoofing system to commandeer an unmanned aerial vehicle on u.t.'s campus. and repeatedly brought the small, helicopter-like drone to the ground by altering information sent to its altitude navigation system. and todd humphreys, the university of texas researcher behind these projects joins us now. also
apparent. ( cheers and applause ) euless trinity of texas has been ranked the number one high school team in america. there are 212 players on trinity's roster, five times the size of shiloh's. they are the very top of the high school football food chain. >> they won the texas state championship last year. they're always a contender. there's games that euless trinity wins just by getting off the bus. ( cheers and applause ) >> narrator: of all that stands out about trinity, it's the sheer size of their players that says the most about how high school football is changing. >> you know, it used to be if you had a 200-pound player, it was a source of embarrassment, as if you weren't a real coach and you couldn't keep all that weight run off of him, you know. "you must need to... you must be a soft coach to carry somebody that big." it's changed. >> narrator: of the 89 players on trinity's varsity team, 18 of them weigh over 250 pounds. >> if you look at it position by position, you can compare it to nfl teams. you really would. you're going to see 300-pound linemen. you're going to see 240-p
. and james farmer, who had attended college in texas and howard university. worked with the n.a.a.c.p. and later became the head of corps the congress racial equality. and roy wilkins head of the n.a.a.c.p. grew up in minnesota. he was a warrior he was a fighter. and then young martin luther king, jr.. born in georgia, man that i admired, i loved. he was my inspiration. >> and then you? myself. the youngster. i was young. i was really young. so i grewvc:÷ up very poor in rl alabama and growing up, i saw the signs that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women. and i come and ask my mother and my father and my grandparents why? and they said that is the way it is. don't get in the way. don't get in trouble. i was 15 years old in 1955. i heard of rosa parks. i heard the words of martin luther king, jr. on the radio. the action of rosa parks and the words and leadership of dr. king inspired me. i was deeply inspired and i wanted to do something. i wanted to bring down the signs. >> john f. kennedy was not a fan of thicd march originally. >> he did not like the idea
that you talk about, you take legal means, legal action-- the attorney general is suing the state of texas over voter id. he's talking about rolling back mandatory minimum sentences. and at the same time, the supreme court seems to be heading in the opposite direction. how do you get done what say you want to get done in leveling that playing field? >> well, i would distinguish between civil rights issues, voting rights issues, some of the core legal protections that came about in 1964. you know, in those areas, it's true that we've had some opinions, the most prominent one being the case where the roberts court struck down a key segment of the voting rights act, where we just have to try a whole range of approaches to make up for those decisions so i will be working with people like john business and reaching out to both republicans and democrats in congress to see if congress is prepared to amend the voting rights act, to ensure that people are not being prevented from voting. but congress doesn't move real quickly around here, and if we can go ahead and move administratively, so that ou
.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas. >> warner: and staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced to life without parole in the massacre of 16 innocent afghan civilians. we get details of both military court outcomes. >> woodruff: and in a separate military case-- the army priv found guilty of giving troves of highly classified information to wikileaks-- now wants to live as a woman, chelsea manning. ray saurez examines the legal and cultural questions connected with this story. >> warner: mark shields and rich lowry analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we look back at robert macneil questioning the reverend martin luther king, jr, on the fight for civil rights. on nbc's "meet the press" just three days before the 1963 march on washington. >> all of these barriers must be removed before the negro can even begin moving up the highway of freedom in all of its dimension. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this prog
was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas.
a dream-- speech. as we approach, a federal judge voting to overturn the texas voting law. >> congress can find a way to fix flight control at the airports -- .> i am all for that >> and to get a plane to carry the presidential dog to the vineyard. he does require a plane. >> not of his own. mark and i were having this discussion, and he is more eloquent than i am, but we have gone from martin luther king to the reverend al sharpton. as a leader, as he is trying to be this weekend, it is very dispiriting. >> it is absolutely true. the mark on washington was a remarkable event. a march on washington was remarkable event. it was transformative. churches, particularly black churches, catholic protestant churches in this country and jewish leadership do not play nearly the role in american life today that they played then. the bones and the box behind the uaw were walter reyes. bucks behind the uaw were walter ruth. it is a changed time. >> i think the administration has done a good job of shutting down voter suppression throughout the country. they stopped florida. they stopped pennsylvania.
in texas today temporarily halted the mass shooting court martial of army major nidal hasan after just one day. hasan is defending himself, but his standby attorney said he appears intent on getting sentenced to death. the lawyer asked that his own role be minimized. hasan has admitted killing 13 people and wounding nearly three dozen in 2009. he says he acted because america is at war with islam. the trial is expected to reconvene tomorrow. the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya has produced its first criminal charges. it was widely reported overnight that u.s. prosecutors have begun the process of bringing suspects to trial. word of the charges comes almost a year after the attack in benghazi, that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. it's unclear how many people are included in the sealed complaint, or what the charges are, but the reports name ahmed abu khattala, the former commander of a benghazi-based militia group. khattala has denied involvement in the past, and did so again today. he insisted he's left the militia group and that he has no
, despite washington's efforts to ease the burden on bank shares of texas, ceo david says it's still piling up. >> the regulatory burden today is tougher and stronger than it's ever been. the amount of money we're spending on the regulatory burden, people wouldn't even believe it. i used to say 500 million wouldn't be able to make it, it may be a billion dollars now. >> reporter: when costs get too high, banks get the urge to merge like hudson city and baltimore's mnt bank but according to tom, regulators are quick to question those deals, too. >> there are tremendous economic forces that will encourage consolidation and it will be a balance between the regulatory impact. i think in that particular case, the regulars don't want to see more big, big banks. >> reporter: with mergers difficult and costs on the rise, these companies banking on a better recovery. >>> still ahead tonight, who doesn't love a discount? tax holidays help the back to school shoppers save, but what it costs the state. >>> how the major indexes performed during the month of july first. >>> shares of herba life surged o
effective. we've seen that in states like texas and oklahoma. the federal government is behind the curve as is california at least what a lot of experts say. >> california passed prop 36 recently how states have been taking the lead. in prop 36 basically said for the third strike to happen it has to be for a serious crime. i'm wondering with what holder announced if there's bipartisan support in washington for something like this? >> we are seeing that. i think -- michael i want to hear your thoughts in the cultural shift here. it was not too long ago that californians and across the country people said throw away the key. people are starting to look at the prison system and some of the injustices which holder called shameful and realizing there are huge inequities and a lot of lives being affect when you talk about throwing away the key on 20-year-old man. a young man who was 23 sentenced to life without parole for the first nonviolent drug offense, $1500 drug deal. serial killers, you know, don't spend that much time in prison. that kind of case is what holder is talking about. >> ther
down. how much could they go down this year or next year? right now west texas crude is $104 a barrel. >> yeah, we think that by the end of the year, it will be in the low to mid 90s. so down, you know, 10%, maybe more and then next year we think wti could potentially get into the 70s. that depends on a lot of factors. for example, right now the price of oil is being prompted up by egypt even though the crisis has nothing to do with oil supply whatsoever. so psychology has propertied up the price because of the news on tv but that's all it is. it's just a fair trade. pure sentiment. >> thank you very much. >>> coming up, whirlpool field the pain of the housing bust and is riding the recovery. sales surging but could the appliance maker be in for a bumpy ride ahead. first, how treasuries, commodities and currencies faired today. >>> those western wildfires that have scorched thousands of acres of land from arizona to washington state just got a lot more costly. new estimates in idaho show that the cost of fighting the fires topped $1 billion. 4 wildfires are still raging and uncontaine
texas and north carolina doing everything they can to suppress the vote of african americans and hispanics we've got a race problem. obviously if you look at that poll it's telling what you say we already know. there are people in power, particularly in the south, in the red states that feel that people of color are taking something from them that they believe inherently belongs to them. >> people don't -- people don't give up power easily. >> do you think college admission should be based on diversity? >> yeah, i mean, i think lots of factors go into diversity. race can be one of them. >> you are in the minority. only 28%. >> should be based on excellence, john. >> the supreme court agrees with me. >> just like the nfl. whoever is the best player plays. and whoever does best academically should be advanced. >> the question i have, one of the things i always say, because i think you can measure diversity in a lot of ways but i think there's an argument to be said the greatest affirmative action program in the country is being born white. there is a natural assumption when you
that assembling the motox smart phone at a plant in texas does not cost any more than making it outside the united states. the moto x is the first smart phone to have a made in the usa label although labor costs are herer here than compared to asia. >>> you can work up quite an p appetite making cars or phones but if they were in the mood for burgers or fries, they may have been out of luck. thousands of fast food workers walked off the job demanding higher wages and the right to form a union. jackie deangelis as the story. >> reporter: from coast-to-coast, fast food workers have taken to the street. >> the reason we deserve 15 is because we work too hard. everything is going up but my pay. my rent is going up, groceries going up, clothes going up, but my pay is still where it's at. >> reporter: fast food workers walked off the job today demanding two things, a raise in wages and the right to unionize. not just here but 50 cities across the country. mcdonalds, burger king, wendys are saying $7.25 is not number to survive. >> we had a reorganization of the economy where workers' wages are driven
. in some cases were even told in a case i mentioned in texas the main case i write about in the told you can take your money and go on down the rode if you find a way or we will press money laundering charges and take your >> has anybody successfully fault back against the seizure of the property without trial and without due process.->> absolutely. one of the surprising things is actually when people did get it together to push back, often the cases were just dropped. -it was indicated this is really often prying apart people who didn't have the resources to or had reasons to be scared to. did bring a case including after this happened to perhaps hundreds or even thousands who were stopped in the program there very small town mostly people driving through in rental cars from out of state. they actually brought a settlement in class action lawsuit recently. >> very interesting read. sarah stillman from the new york. -thanks a lot. >> thanks for having me on this show. >> woodruff: now, a second look at what some schools are doing
names on that list: texas rangers outfielder nelson cruz and detroit tigers' shortstop johnny peralta. but road reeg ez, a three-time m.v.p. has eclipsed all the others and joins barry bonds, roger clemens, mark maguire and a host of others as fallen icons of the game. the 14-time all tar had off-season surgery but as fate would have it, he's ready to return to big league play tonight in chicago. he addressed the matter friday night after hitting a towering home run in minor league tune-up games. >> i think there's a lot of people that are confused and don't understand the process. there is a lot of layers. i will say this. there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. that's not my teammates. it's not the yankee fans. >> who is it? who benefits? >> i can't tell you. i can't tell you that right now. i hope i never have to. >> suarez: that clearly was a reference to major league baseball and the yankees. the team reportedly has considered trying to void the $100 million-plus left on rodriguez's ten-year $275 million contract. as to whether he wo
, too. he left texas and went to los angeles. in my family that was unheard of. in my family you stayed right there on the farm. you could put a trailer on the land but you don't go. in that case my grandfather is not coming there to visit you. you have to make a big step. so i made this step and now i'm here and i've set up a life for him and he goes and starts to confront these things and i'm thinking, hey, stop, you can be okay. you can have education and family, you can have a wife and a home. he's like "no, dad, everybody deserves a life, everybody deserves a home. i can't be happy inside myself unless i know the rights are there." so then we explore the civil rights movement in the personal way. that's what's brilliant about what you did, lee. i'm always arguing and dealing with him over the real moments of history that, like give us an emotional understanding of the civil rights movement, of what's happening. and that's kind of a movement of our family. and then ultimately the reconciliation of our family. the kind of coming back together because of the deep love, the foundation
, including five senior officers. a military judge at fort hood, texas refused to let defense lawyers take over today from army major nidal hasan. he's accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 nearly four years ago. hasan is acting as his own attorney, but his standby lawyers say he's trying to get himself executed. today, the judge agreed to let hasan continue defending himself, and ordered the lawyers to continue advising him. on wall street today, stocks rose a bit after a three-day skid. the dow jones industrial average gained 27 points to close at 15,498. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close at 3,669. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: now, the living legacy of one woman's d.n.a. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: in 1951, a poor african american woman in maryland became an early and unwitting donor to medical science. henrietta lacks died at age 31 of cervical cancer at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. then doctors discovered tumor cells they'd removed from her body earlier continued to thrive in the lab. a medical first. before long,
have texas which, oddly enough in the last couple weeks, has not been the greatest friend of the justice department. their attorney general was happy to get on board on this. obviously dallas being the headquarters. so what you have is you have state interests, you've got jobs, prestige and states really see this as an opportunity to get on board and block something that will have a negative impact on their state economy. >> brown: part of the reasoning from justices saying that these two are big and strong you have no go it alone in spite of what they themselves say, i guess, right? >> right. it's an interesting statement because american airlines, obviously, is coming out of bankruptcy right now. actually, in 48 hours they're supposed to introduce their reorganization plan for approval in new york. >> brown: the timing is quite interesting. >> very interesting. but something to think about over the last couple quarters, even after a decade of big losses, the airline industry has done great, and that includes american airlines and usair both with records numbers over the
at the university of texas in austin. >> this park has ten species of monkeys, and so it's an opportunity to compare animals that are in the same environment. >> sreenivasan: he works on this platform in yasuni's canopy. >> one of the things that this area is known for is the species richness and the incredible bio- diversity that's here. so, depending on where you are, there's a different ecology, but this one has a particularly rich one. >> sreenivasan: but yasuni may soon look very different. it's believed that 846 million barrels of oil lie beneath the park, 20% of ecuador's reserves, worth $7.2 billion. to protect this square of wilderness, ecuador's government presented a bold plan in 2007. president rafael correa asked foreign governments, civil society groups and others to give ecuador $3.6 billion, about half the estimated value of the oil beneath yasuni over 12 years. in return, the president offered to save the park from exploration. the effort, however, fell short. despite agreeing with the goal many researchers and environmentalists concede that ecuador's government was ill equipped to
.ase in case i mentioned in texas thete main case i write about in the -couples were told you can take mon your money and go on down the road or we will press money money -laundering charges and take yourng c kids away from you and put them into child protective services.ssfull >> has anybody successfully fought back against the seizurerty without trial and without and without due process.->> and one of the surprising things is actually that when people did get it together to push back, -often the cases were just dropped. it indicated this is really often preying upon people who didn't know how to fight back or didn't have the resources to or had reasons to be scared to. in cases where people really did bring a case, including after this happened to hundreds, perhaps even a thousand people were stopped in the drug interdiction program there verye ver small town mostly people drivingpeople dri vi through in rental cars from out of state they actually brought a settlement in a class action lawsuit recently.y int er >> very interesting lead. sarah f
. >> george bush was part owner in the texas rangers franchise and he would be seen going to the game and talk about the game. it goes back further than that. her better hoover had a medicine ball that he would play on the south lawn with the members of the cabinet and supreme court & reporters. it was known as hoover ball. j.f.k. was a golfer and one of the reasons he kept it from the press, the press had criticized eisenhower for doing so much golf during the wore. >> today the president celebrates his love of golf. last week in martha's vineyard mr. obama play six rounds of golf in just nine days. >> next, the rising toll of lyme disease and the questions surrounding treatment. jeffrey brown has the story. >> lyme disease was first identified in the 1970s but it now turns out it's much more common than previously estimated, about 10 times more. the cdc reported this week an estimated 300,000 americans get the tick-borne disease every year. symptoms include, fatigue, fever, skin rashes and a headache. left untreated it can lead to arthritis, facial pawlzy and problems with the nervous system
. the soldier accused in the fort hood, texas shooting rampage rested his case today without presenting a defense. army major nidal hasan-- who elected to represent himself-- did not testify or call any witnesses. hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 at the military base in 2009. closing arguments are set to begin tomorrow. if convicted, hasan could face the death penalty. staff sergeant robert bales faced relatives of the 16 afghan civilians he killed in a 2011 attack. nine family members were flown from afghanistan for the sentencing hearing at joint base lewis-mcchord outside seattle. one man described the impact of losing 11 family members in the attack. bales pleaded guilty in june to avoid the death penalty. the jury will decide whether his life sentence will include a chance for parole. the month of july saw a big boost to existing home sales. they jumped 6.5%-- the fastest pace in more than three years. but for stocks on wall street, that bright spot didn't outweigh news from the federal reserve that it could end its massive bond-buying program soon. the dow jon
been able to identify one that i do acknowledge that i would have voted, and that is the texas capital case. >> rose: right. >> i talked about that. but all the other cases i have looked at, i felt pretty proud about what i said in the early cases. >> rose: what is the best preparation for a supreme court justice? i mean, need you have judicial experience? >> i don't think that is essential by any means. i think it is an asset and makes your work easier when you come here, if you have been -- if you have served as a federal judge before but many of our great justices did not have judicial -- follows is an example, he had been a the lawyer when he came on the court, byron white had no judicial experience. there are many. i think the court really benefits from some sort of diversity within the group, and although i think all of the members of the present court are imminently well qualified i wouldn't change any one of them, i do think that, i kind of like the situation before when there was a little diversity in both geographic, different law schools and different professions. >> rose:
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